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ABC's Mandy Chang Joins BBC Storyville as Commissioning Editor


Mandy Chang from Australian public broadcaster ABC has been hired as commissioning editor for BBC Storyville and will replace interim manager Kate Townsend. Chang's new responsibilities will include the commissioning and acquisition of feature documentaries for BBC's renowned doc strand.

Mandy Chang: New commissioning editor
at BBC Storyville

With Mandy Chang, BBC Storyville appointed an experienced and established broadcast executive as head of the prominent feature documentary strand at the British pubcaster. Chang looks back at nearly five years as head of arts and acting head of non-scripted television across the entertainment, factual, live events and arts departments at Australian public broadcaster ABC.

Prior to her career at ABC, Chang worked as a documentary filmmaker, writer, series producer and executive producer for UK producers and broadcasters. Her credits include the feature documentary The Mona Lisa Curse, which was produced for Channel 4.

Chang, who started her career at the BBC as a trainee assistant producer and then as a freelance filmmaker, said that following Nick Fraser and Kate Townsend in her new role “is both daunting and exciting.” As part of the position, Chang will lead factual acquisitions for BBC content, supported by Hayley Reynolds, who has been appointed assistant commissioner for Storyville. Jo Lapping has also joined the team as assistant commissioner for acquisitions.

Clare Sillery, head of commissioning for BBC documentaries, said Chang would “bring with her a genuine passion for and commitment to Storyville and international feature documentaries”. More details on the change in staffing at the BBC are available on C21media.

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